Whether you’re a fledgling entrepreneur or you’re simply inspired by learning about the lives of influential, successful entrepreneurs, continue reading to discover a list of some of the most notable living entrepreneurs in the world. Examples of which include the top two richest men in the world and one of the richest female entrepreneurs in her early twenties.
Elon Musk is arguably the most famous entrepreneur alive and is best known for founding the electric, smart car company Tesla. As well as owning Tesla, Musk also founded SpaceX, his own aerospace company which has successfully sent astronauts into space. However, before founding both SpaceX and Tesla, Musk also founded PayPal, which is the world’s largest digital payment platform. As well as being a famous entrepreneur Musk has dated a few celebrities examples of which include the actress Amanda Heard and Musk’s current partner, Grimes who is a famous musician. Currently Musk is the richest individual in the world.
Jeff Bezos is one of the richest individuals in the world and was formally held the title of being the richest man in the world, before his title was snatched by Elon Musk. Jeff Bezos is best known for founding and owning Amazon, which is the world’s largest digital market place. It’s estimated that Bezos currently has a net worth of over 197 billion dollars. As well as founding Amazon, Bezos also founded Blue Origin, which is an aerospace manufacturer. When Bezos divorced his wife MacKenzie in 2019, she was left with a fortune of around 60 billion dollars.
Kylie Jenner has an estimated net worth of around 900 million dollars and is one of the richest individuals in the world in their early twenties. In 2020 Forbes magazine reported that Kylie was the youngest entrepreneur in the world to amass a fortune of 1 billion dollars. However, since the article was published Forbes has back tracked on their claim reporting that Kylie’s fortune was closer to 900 million dollars and that she was not yet a billionaire. How did Kylie amass her fortune? As well as appearing on reality TV, Kylie founded her own lipstick brand and skincare brand Kylie Cosmetics which is best known for its viral lip kits which frequently sell out around the world.
Jack Ma has amassed a net worth of over 43 billion dollars and is one of the most famous entrepreneurs in Asia. Ma who is a Chinese citizen founded his first company, a transportation business in 1994. A year later in 1995, Ma visited the United States and learned about the internet. Ma realized that there was a lack of websites in China and decided to become a tech focused entrepreneur. Jack Ma went on to become a co-founded of the digital marketplace AliBaba which allowed individuals to order wholesale products from warehouses in China.
As well as founding AliBaba, Ma also founded Aliexpress which allows retail buyers around the world to order cheap products from China. Some of the items which are available on Aliexpress include clothing, household goods and electronics.
So whether you’re inspired by successful entrepreneurs or you’re interested in becoming an entrepreneur, hopefully you found the entrepreneur profiles which are listed above insightful.